German Chancellor Angela Merkel chose the archives of the dreaded East German police to begin nearly a year of commemorations marking the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Berlin Wall. (The photos are the Brandenburg Gate and a remnant of the Berlin Wall).
The anniversary itself will be marked with a three-day festival from November 7-9 at the Brandenburg Gate, the symbol of Germany's postwar division and then of its unification. The gate lay for years behind the East Berlin side of the wall.
East and West Germany were reunited Nov. 9, 1990 - a year to the day after the wall fell.
Source: AOL News